Over the last few months I have totally engrossed myself into creating my own handmade wardrobe. I have loved every minute, from the planning stage, to choosing patterns, fabrics, sewing and adding those finishing touches.
I am a bit of a perfectionist, and will spend a lot of time faffing about, as my husband calls it, until I am 100% happy with my finished project. This may mean unpicking a wonky line of top stitching that can only be seen under a microscope but if I know it’s there then I have to make it perfect.
This also goes with adding those extra finishing touches that really makes an outfit or garment. A sew in label, a vintage button, some pretty bias binding hiding in the seams, or a secret ditsy floral pocket lining made out of my fabric scraps. No-one else may see any of these special or secret touches, but I know they are there and that’s what makes it all the more special to me.
When sewing I do like to have all the tools and gadgets to hand, so I can get straight on with my dressmaking. I also like to have quality products and one of my favourite sewing items is the glass head pins, which you can get from Pattern Trace.… Read More...